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Thursday, September 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2017    Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director  986-359-9777   RRCC supports Constitutional Amendment #1      LAPLACE— The River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced its support of Constitutional Amendment #1, as is written. The amendment will provide certainty to every homeowner either renovating or building a new home and businesses seeking to ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Laplace, September 21, 2017 –  "The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them." — John C Maxwell: The 17th Irrefutable Laws of Teamwork (2001, 185)Class of 2018Aaron Toldi, Occidental Chemical CorporationAllen ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, September 07, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Chassity McComack Executive Director chassity@riverregionchamber.org 985-359-9777   Area Business and Civic Leaders Urge Citizens to Vote “YES” for St. John Parish Public School System Millage renewal on October 7, 2017                                                           The River Region Chamber Board of Directors, after consideration and review, ...read more
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
August 22, 2017   The undersigned are writing to urge you to use the Congressional Review Act to rebuke the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) anti-arbitration rule, S.J. Res. 47.   On July 10th, the CFPB promulgated an anti-arbitration rule that degrades consumer protection, while giving a gift to trial attorneys. Even though this regulation is directed at financial firms, the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
11 July, 2017   The Honorable Donald J. Trump President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear Mr. President: Louisiana is confronting the largest land loss crisis in North America. This accelerated land loss has far-reaching economic implications and poses real threats to the Mississippi River navigation system, our nation’s largest port system, seafood ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Monday, May 08, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 2, 2017   RRCC joins educators, businesses, government leaders, in collaborative regional workforce development agreement    LaPlace, La. — A landmark event took place on Tuesday, May 2, as educational institutions including K-12 superintendents and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, along with parish presidents, government and business leaders, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, May 08, 2017
April 26, 2017RE: Letter to the editor  Chassity McComackExec. Director 986-359-9777    Dear editor:  The River Region Chamber of Commerce stands alongside our neighbors, colleagues and friends who are deeply concerned about the conditions of our highways, roads and bridges in Louisiana. One of our top priorities at the River Region Chamber of Commerce is to support the initiatives of our ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2017   Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director 986-359-9777   RRCC endorses proposed mill renewals in St. Charles parish    LAPLACE—The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee voted in favor of supporting two proposed millage renewals for the St. Charles Parish Public School system.   The General Funds Maintenance and Operations ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           Contact:  Chassity McComackApril 6, 2017                                                                                  Exec. Director 986-359-9777    RRCC supports proposed levee tax for St. John Parish  LAPLACE— The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee has announced its support of a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2017    Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director  986-359-9777   RRCC endorses proposed mill renewals for St. James parish     LAPLACE, La. —The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee voted in favor of supporting three proposed service tax renewals for the St. James Parish government.  The proposed renewals of 4.97 mills for road and bridge maintenance, 4.97 mills for public building maintenance, and 4.61 mills for the Gramercy Recreation District. All three taxes renewals are for a ten-year period. No new taxes are being proposed.   “The Chamber supports the renewals of these taxes, which provide support for vital services in St. James parish,” said Henry Friloux, public policy chair, River Region Chamber of Commerce.  RRCC supports the initiatives made by our local governments to act responsibly to ensure business sustainability and a high quality of life for its residents as they use efficient operations to make proactive progress. The River Region Chamber is a nonprofit organization with a mission to “Grow, Strengthen and Unify Businesses in the River Region.” The St. James parish renewals will be voted on in the upcoming April 29 election.  Visit
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, April 21, 2017
  For Immediate Release Contact Communications Department 985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.     St. John Receives Honors in Cleanest City Contest, Promotes Beautification Efforts   Friday, April 21, 2017 St. John the Baptist Parish - Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Parish Council are proud to announce that St. John competed in the annual Cleanest City ...read more
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2017   Contact: Chassity McComack Exec. Director 986-359-9777   RRCC Workforce development summit addresses local needs, collaborates efforts between agencies   LAPLACE, La.—A major milestone was reached on Monday as leaders of the River Region Chamber of Commerce met with parish government representatives, school leaders, the workforce investment ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, March 20, 2017
2017 is OUR year for Collaboration and Relevance! This first quarter of 2017 has been fast paced with lots of energy and commitment from our committee and Board members – here is what we have been working on.   2016 ended with a productive Workforce Development Solutions Summit and as promised, this Chamber is committed to the next steps to collaborate with other organizations to fill those ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
For Immediate Release Contact Communications Department 985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.     More Infrastructure Projects Move to Completion Wednesday, March 15, 2017 St. John the Baptist Parish - During the recent Finance Meeting, two critical infrastructure projects aimed at improving public safety were deemed substantially complete and action was taken on a ...read more
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – March 14, 2017Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernándezahernandez@portsl.com985-652-9278    If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to https://goo.gl/REUETp   PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA WINS JOB CREATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD AT GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE LEADERSHIP FORUM IN MONTREAL  Aucoin Took Home Award for His Efforts to Deepen the Mississippi ...read more
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – March 2, 2017Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278  If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to https://goo.gl/pkk1ry   FORBES MAGAZINE PUBLISHES OP-ED BY AUCOIN AND DUFFY URGING TRUMP                                     ADMINISTRATION TO BE BOLD ON INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN  Forbes Magazine recently published an opinion ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
 For Immediate Release Contact Communications Department 985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.    Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts   Friday, March 10, 2017   St. John the Baptist Parish - St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom and her Administrative staff joined Judge Sterling Snowdy, Keep St. John Beautiful Committee Chairman Greg ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Throw Me Something Mister Mardi Gras Merchandise (ARC of St. Charles) 50 Wade Street, Suite C Luling, La 70070 985-785-0971 www.arcofstcharles.com Mardi Gras Merchandise Resale Store  
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A small street in the small south Louisiana town of Lutcher showed up on the big screen at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, transformed into a post-World War II setting for the film "Mudbound," which premiered to high praise on Jan. 21. Land behind two neighboring St. James Parish plantations — Felicite and St. Joseph — provided the rural setting for the film directed by Dee Rees ...read more
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Gov. Edwards, Entergy Executives Break Ground On $869 Million Power Plant In St. Charles Parish Located 30 miles from New Orleans, new 980-megawatt unit will begin service in 2019 BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Entergy Corporation executives broke ground on Entergy Louisiana LLC’s new 980-megawatt power station in St. Charles Parish, which will provide additional energy more ...read more
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Monday, January 30, 2017
PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA ENCOURAGED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PRIORITY PROJECT LIST  Deepening the Mississippi River a Priority For Louisiana and the Nation  As an advocate of deepening the Mississippi River, a critical element to unencumbered movement of cargo and the success of Louisiana’s -- and the nation’s -- economy, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin traveled to Washington, ...read more
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Monday, January 23, 2017
   Entergy Corporation639 LoyolaAve.New Orleans, LA 70113     News Release  EntergyCompanies Invest More Than $1 Million to Develop LouisianaWorkforceShareholders launch $5 million, five-year workforce development initiative acrossEntergy’s service territory     NEW ORLEANS – To help meet the workforce needs of Louisiana’s rapideconomicgrowth,Entergy’sLouisianacompaniesannounced today ...read more
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT TO OPEN IN LAPLACE, LOUISIANANew 93-suite hotel opens its doors welcoming guests to the heart of the Greater New Orleans area  LaPlace, LA – November 30, 2016 – Get ready to be real and be you on long stays. Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) TownePlace Suites by Marriott LaPlace, Louisiana is scheduled to open for business this Monday, December 5, 2016. On ...read more
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AUCOIN MEETS WITH WASHINGTON INFLUENCERSTO PROMOTE PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA  Highlights Priorities with Key Trump Transition Team Member  This week, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin travelled to Washington for a daylong series of meetings with key transportation influencers and stakeholders to discuss the Port’s priorities. There, Paul ...read more
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
For Immediate ReleaseContact Communications Department985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.President Obama Signs Water Bill into Law  Bill includes the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project for St. John Parish  Monday, December 19, 2016St. John the Baptist Parish -   A statement released from the White House confirmed that President Barack Obama has officially signed the Water ...read more
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Date:        December 19, 2016Contact:   Jennifer Boquet, Communications Specialist, jboquet@stjohn.k12.la.us  District Teachers, Principal of the Year Named  The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District is proud to announce its 2016-2017 District Principal and Teachers of the Year.  The District ...read more
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Friday, December 16, 2016
Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – December 14, 2016Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278  If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to https://goo.gl/1tThPh   PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FEATURED AS ONE OF 21 INFLUENTIAL LEADERSALONG THE LOUISIANA INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR  There are many ways to exert influence in business. Some ...read more
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Friday, December 09, 2016
        For Immediate ReleaseContact Communications Department985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.        St. John Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Assists More than 200 Residents Thursday, December 8, 2016   St. John the Baptist Parish - St. John Parish officials are pleased to announce that more than 70 homes ...read more
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Monday, December 05, 2016
For Immediate ReleaseContact Communications Department985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.Entrepreneurs Graduate from FastTrac Program  Monday, December 5, 2016 St. John the Baptist Parish - On Monday, November 28, fifteen participants graduated from the fall 2016 Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program. The award winning program is offered through the St. John ...read more
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Monday, November 21, 2016
For Immediate Release                                                   November 18, 2016            Media Contact: Quintin Taylor, Executive Director of Media Relations Phone: 901-236-2321 Email address: quintintaylor@lctcs.edu    South Central Louisiana Technical College Awarded $7.9M U.S. Department of ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
Communitas Primary Care, LLC 10900 Hwy 3125, Suite F Lutcher, La Phone: 225-283-4457 www.communitasprimary.com Doctor's office - internal medicine, Direct Primary care- No Copay, no deductible, just flat monthly fee for access. See the doctor, call or email as many times as needed.  
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union 4401 West Napoleon Ave Metairie, LA 70001Contact: Shasta Leininger Chief Development Officer 504-889-9076shastal@noffcu.org  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 11, 2016  NEW ORLEANS FIREMEN’S FEDERAL CREDIT UNION GIVES BACK TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH VOLUNTEER WORK  METAIRIE, LA - On Monday, October 10th , New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union ...read more
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Monday, October 10, 2016
PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA RETURNS TO CUBA TO SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  Earlier this week, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul G. Aucoin and Commission President D. Paul Robichaux traveled to Havana, Cuba on a follow-up trade mission led by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the first one by a Louisiana governor since 2005. Approximately 50 state, regional, local, port, and ...read more
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Date:        September 30, 2016Contact:   Jennifer Boquet, Communications Specialist, jboquet@stjohn.k12.la.us  Dupont Starts Mentoring Program at Fifth Ward  A new mentoring program at Fifth Ward Elementary School aims to guide students toward career opportunities, as well as in life.  Dupont, which is located ...read more
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
PRESS RELEASE Contact:  April Wehrs - LACCE Presidentapril@livingstonparishchamber.org    River Region Chamber of Commerce Awarded 2016 Mid-Size Chamber of the Year by the Louisiana Chamber Association Annual State Conference    September 26, 2016- The Louisiana Chambers Association, LACCE, announced the state chambers of the year at the association's annual conference.  The winners were ...read more
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District Post Office Drawer AL – 118 West 10th Street – Reserve, LA  70084 – 985-536-1106 – Fax 985-536-1109 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:        October 4, 2016 Contact:   Jennifer Boquet, Communications Specialist, jboquet@stjohn.k12.la.us National Institute for Excellence in Teaching Grant Benefits St. John the Baptist Parish   The St. John the ...read more
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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Teche Action Clinic @ West St. John Elementary 2555 La Hwy 18 Edgard, LA  
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Tractor Supply Company 2335 W. Airline Highway Laplace, La 70086 We are the largest retailer in American catering to the Rural lifestyle. We sell a variety of goods from Animal/Pet Food to Lawn Supplies.  
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Enhanced Beauty Beautique Owner/Makeup Artist - Kyiesha Smith 3101 Hwy. 51, Suite I LaPlace, La 70068 Phone: 504-259-7882 www.enhancedbeautique.com Enhanced Beauty Beautique Makeup Studio is a makeup studio that provides complete beauty and skin care services. 
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Cypress Physical Therapy Christopher Cancienne, PT,DPT - Owner 607 Belle Terre Blvd. Suite B Laplace, La 70068 Phone: (985) 359-5483 www.cypresspt.net Services: Physical Therapy, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Post Surgical Rehab, Sport Performance Rehab, Work Conditioning
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Friday, September 16, 2016
Greenwood Medical Billing 13592 River Road Suite 7 Destrehan, La 70047 Owner: Tiffany Brown Phone: 985-235-3051 www.greenwoodmedicalbilling.com Medical Billing, Insurance Credentialing, Consulting
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
NEWS RELEASE -- St. Charles Catholic High SchoolFor Immediate Release – September 2, 2016Contact:  Courtney P. Millet, Ph.D. 985-652-3809 or 504-628-2641 or millet.courtney@stcharlescatholic.org   SCC Helping Hands  LaPlace, LA --  At St. Charles Catholic High School, the students realize that when tragedy hits despair can set in for many, but it is truly an opportunity for greater love and ...read more
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
  News from St. Charles Parish   Government   Parish President Larry Cochran   Contact: Tristan Babin   Public Information Officer   (985) 783-5182; (985) 210-2083 (cell); (985) 783-5023 (fax)   tbabin@stcharlesgov.net   www.stcharlesparish-la.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            August 11, 2016  DOTD GRANT FUNDING APPROVED FOR WEST BANK LEVEE In ...read more
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – August 10, 2016Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278  If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to http://goo.gl/58aSPS   PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TOLOUISIANA BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE BY GOVERNOR EDWARDS  On August 5th, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced the ...read more
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Subject: Entergy named one of the nation's most civic-minded companies     Dear Community Partners:   Our mission at Entergy is to create sustainable value for our owners, customers, employees and communities.  Community engagement is embedded in our DNA, so we were very excited to learn recently that Entergy has been honored by the national Points of Light Foundation as one of the top 50 ...read more
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Monday, August 01, 2016
Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – July 29, 2016Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278  If you are having trouble seeing this e-mail, go to http://bit.ly/2aarOeI   PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PAUL AUCOIN USES OP-ED IN NATIONAL PUBLICATION TO EDUCATE WASHINGTON POLICYMAKERS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF DREDGING THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI ...read more
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – July 20, 2016Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278     PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA RECEIVES AWARDS OF MERIT FROM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PORT AUTHORITIES (AAPA)  On Monday, July 18th, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced the recipients of the 2016 AAPA Communication Awards ...read more
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Top Priority Consulting 1317 W Airline Hwy Ste. G Laplace, LA 70068 (985) 224-2041 toppriorityconsulting.com Academic, Business, Career, and Life Skills As mental health professionals, consultants are able to apply and utilize educational/school psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, social psychology, and developmental/health psychology to create unique, individualized assessment ...read more
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Henry FrilouxDate: June 13, 2016                                                                       Public Policy Chairman                                                                                                          504- 416-0986  The River Region Chamber of Commerce sincerely requests that ...read more
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Friday, June 10, 2016
Press ReleaseFOR RELEASE – June 10, 2016Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernández ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278Pictured L-R: St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran, Vice-Consul General of France in Louisiana Olivia Lamy, Consul General of France in Louisiana Grégor Trumel, St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom, St. James Parish President Timothy Roussel, and Port of South ...read more
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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
        PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA TO RESTORE HISTORIC U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGEL  In partnership with the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, the Port of South Louisiana has acquired the sponsorship rights to the Blue Angel aircraft displayed at the entrance to the Port of South Louisiana’s Executive Regional Airport in Reserve, Louisiana. The aircraft is an original Grumman F-11 ...read more
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Branden Collins Bail Bonds Ribbon Cutting 1317 W. Airline Hwy. Suite J. LaPlace, LA. 70068 985-224-1223   http://Brandenterprises504.wix.com/Brand504 They help family and friends get their loved ones out of jail. They have assisted hundreds of individuals from many walks of life in their time of need.  
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Friday, May 13, 2016
Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff This story appears in the April 19, 2016 issue of Forbes.America’s Best Employer isn’t a left-coast tech firm with a climbing wall and beanbag chairs, but an old-line energy giant facing real problems like a disgruntled union and fatal plant accidents.  In 2013 Marathon PetroleumMPC +1.29% paid $2.4 billion to BP for an oil refinery near Galveston, Tex. The ...read more
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
NEWS RELEASE     Contact: DeRon Talley Communications Specialist dtalley@lsbdc.org, (318) 342-5520   LSBDC commended during accreditation; approved for renewal The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) recently earned renewal of accreditation from the America's Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) nationwide network.   LSBDC State Director Rande Kessler said, "It is ...read more
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Monday, May 09, 2016
 Disaster NewsLoans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners and RentersDisaster Field Operations Center–West, P.O. Box 419004, Sacramento, CA 95841Release Date:  May 6, 2016MediaContact:  Richard JenkinsRelease Number:  LA 14713-02Phone:  (916) 735-1500SBA Announces Additional Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Help Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes ...read more
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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Cynthia Wraycommunications@riverregionchamber.orgMay 2, 2016  River Region Chamber supports FastTrack Entrepreneurial Program for Local Businesses  (LaPlace, La) Thursday, April 28, The River Region Chamber of Commerce Chair Annette Wray (Service Manager, Cox Business) was invited to speak to a group of entrepreneurs about networking, and what value it brings to local ...read more
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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA SIGNS MOU WITH NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITYON COASTAL RESTORATION EFFORTS The Port of South Louisiana has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nicholls State University to promote the university’s successful Coastal Restoration Program, dedicated to provide storm surge protection, ending coastal land loss and restoring Louisiana land. Port of South ...read more
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Friday, March 04, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:      CU Launches Prom Dress Drive for River Parish Tornado Victims   LaPlace, La. (March 4, 2016) – Louisiana Federal Credit Union is organizing a prom dress drive for high school students impacted by the region’s recent tornadoes.   Donations may be dropped of daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at any of the Credit Union’s branch offices located ...read more
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Friday, February 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         February 26, 2016  CONTACT:               Kelsey Van Bree(985)359-2273kelsey@theurgentcare.com                             The Urgent Care Laplace Aiding in Tornado Relief for St. John ParishThe Urgent Care Laplace Clinic is a Drop-Off Location    LAPLACE, LA: The Urgent Care - Laplace is a drop-off location, accepting donations for St. John ...read more
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
CORE Comprehensive Occupational Resources 170 East James Drive, Suite 107 St. Rose, La  70087 Phone Number: 985-303-6120 An industry leading Occupational Medicine Services firm providing a full spectrum of workforce and worksite healthcare services.
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Monday, February 15, 2016
PRESS RELEASEFebruary 12, 2016  River Region Chamber of Commerce Releases Statement on Proposed State Budget  LaPlace, LA - The River Region Chamber of Commerce announces its support for a balanced approach of cutting state spending and then raising additional revenue to balance the state’s budget for FY 16 and also FY 17.The Chamber urges the Governor and Legislature to address the spending ...read more
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
The Glamorous Factory 3025 New hwy 51 Suite B LaPlace, LA  70068 Gemyra Rockett -Owner 985-359-8859 Full service Nail Professional, Dental Teeth Whitening, Hair Care Professional and Massage Services.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Value Insurance Agency, LLC Owner - Ben R. Guillory, Jr. 105 W 5th Street Laplace, La  70068 985-652-5644 Insurance Services - Value Insurance Agency offers competitive pricing for all of your insurance needs.  We specialize in Homeowners and Flood Insurance, also Business and Liability Insurance.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Testing Center, Inc. Ann & Earl Harvey - Owners 618 Belle Terre Blvd. Suite C Laplace, La 985-651-0014 Phone Come test in comfort - conveniently located off interstate 10 exit 2016 Vendors include ISO, KRYTERION, CASTLE, COMIRA AND PAN If you vendor is not listed, please call and we will make every effort to accommodate you for all of your computerized testing needs
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 30, 2015 Edible Enterprises Food Business Incubator: Building Our Future Food Economy NOLA Made Food Business Pitch Competition Added to NOEW 2016 Lineup Buy Local. Eat Local. Locavore. Local food is the rage. The Edible Enterprises facility in Norco, Louisiana is helping local food entrepreneurs meet the increasing demand. “We’ve seen a surge of interest in ...read more
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 30, 2015 NOLA Made 2016: Live Pitch Competition for Food and Farmer Entrepreneurs Present your food production idea at our live pitch competition. NOLA Made 2016 is presented by the New Orleans Food & Farm Network and the St. Charles Parish Department of Economic Development & Tourism. We are seeking all early-stage ideas from food and farmer entrepreneurs that ...read more
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Monday, January 11, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2016   LAPLACE, LA. —  Norco Manufacturing has donated $50,000 to the River Region Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign fund, which will provide funding for the Chamber’s new building purchase and improvements. The capital campaign kicked off in February 2015 with a goal of $450,000. The Chamber’s new building, located at 390 Belle Terre Blvd. in LaPlace, ...read more
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Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunda is a Woman of the YearLouisiana Small Business Development Center Greater New Orleans and Bayou Region (LSBDC GNOBR) Director Carmen Sunda was announced as one of 50 honorees for the New Orleans CityBusiness 2015 "Women of the Year," which was recognized at a November luncheon at the Hyatt Regency. "It's always good for one of our own to be recognized for strong efforts in the community," ...read more
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Parish officials and Economic Development Committee Secretary Eliza Eugene, River Region Chamber of Commerce representatives and a host of family members joined owners/therapists Nyoki Casey Brown and Candice Sorapuru for the grand opening of Innovative Approaches Counseling Center, LLP. The new center is located at 3013 New Highway 51, ...read more
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Thursday, December 03, 2015
     Acadiana Cinemas to Renovate LaPlace Movie Theatre Thursday, December 03, 2015St. John the Baptist Parish - Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Bruno Brothers, managing partners of Riverlands Shopping Center, are pleased to announce the eminent reopening of the movie theatre in the Riverlands Shopping Center. Doug and Cathy Collins, owners of Acadiana Cinemas, plan to renovate the ...read more
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ADDRESSES NAVIGATION CHANNEL ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE  New Orleans, LAIn an effort to secure funding for navigation channel maintenance, Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin participated in a Congressional Roundtable before the United States Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on ...read more
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - St. John the Baptist Parish and River Region Chamber of Commerce officials joined LaPlace owner Larry Macaluso, Technician Cody Latino and family and friends at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for In & Out Smart Repair. The new smart device repair store is located at 901 West Airline Hwy, Ste. A&B in LaPlace.In & Out Smart Repair offers damaged smart ...read more
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 8, 2015  River Region Chamber donates scholarship funding to South Central Louisiana Technical College Reserve Campus  The River Region Chamber of Commerce donated $2,500 of its proceeds from its annual golf tournament fundraiser to support local education at the South Central Louisiana Technical College Reserve Campus.“The wonderful thing about these scholarships ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
                                                                                            September 29, 2015      River Region Chamber hosts seventh annual golf tournament   The River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted its seventh annual golf tournament on Friday, September 25, at Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan. The tournament is hosted in conjunction with local businesses to raise ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 14, 2015    Chamber hosted candidate forum for St. James parish president candidates     The River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a community forum for the parish president candidates of St. James Parish on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the West Bank Reception Hall in Vacherie.   Approximately 80 St. James community members attended the candidate forum.   “It’s ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 14, 2015    Chamber cohosted candidate forum for St. Charles parish president candidates     The River Region Chamber of Commerce and Belle Terre Civic Association and Ormond Civic Association cohosted a community forum for the parish president candidates of St. Charles Parish on Wednesday, Oct. 7th at Cypress Lake Country Club.   Approximately 60 St. Charles ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 14, 2015    Chamber cohosts candidate forum for St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff and Tax Assessor candidates     The River Region Chamber of Commerce, Belle Terre Civic Association and St. John Business Association co-hosted a community forum for sheriff and parish tax assessor candidates of St. John the Baptist Parish on Thursday, Oct. 8th at the Belle Terre ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:October 13, 2015  Contact:Chassity McComackExec. Director 986-359-9777  Massive Community Project being led by the River Region Chamber  LaPlace, LA—Around the country, membership in Chambers of Commerce is dwindling. Chamber support in the River Region, however, is on the rise! The River Region Chamber of Commerce will host the largest-ever membership drive for the River ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
FOR RELEASE – October 15, 2015Contact: Alexandra “Alex” Hernandez ahernandez@portsl.com  985-652-9278     PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA RECEIVES EXCELLENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (IEDC)The Port of South Louisiana received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Magazine for communities ...read more
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Friday, October 16, 2015
 For Immediate Release                                                                      Media ContactOctober 15, 2015                                                                               Melissa Ludwig, The DeBerry Group                                                                                                            (210) 380-0733  Corner Store celebrates first store ...read more
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Friday, September 11, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2015  Legacy Suites Opens Hotel in St. James Parish   Community members celebrated the completion of the area’s latest hotel at a grand opening event Sept. 2.   Located at 10533 Hwy. 70 in St. James, La. at the base of the Sunshine Bridge, the 113 room Legacy Suites hotel is geared toward the extended stay traveler. The hotel provides an all-suite, ...read more
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2015 River Region Chamber reaches one-third mark toward capital campaign goal The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign has reached one-third of its goal to raise $450,000 for the Chamber’s new building purchase and improvements. The capital campaign kicked off in February, and will continue through the remainder of 2015. Major campaign ...read more
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Monday, August 24, 2015
Entertainment Lineup Announced for 42nd Annual Andouille FestivalAugust 20, 2015ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH- The 42nd Annual St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival will be held Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18, 2015 featuring music, good times and great food. Parish Officials and the Economic Development Department are pleased to announce exciting entertainment for all music ...read more
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
 Chamber’s Education Committee honors new teachers in River Region parishes   LaPlace, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee provided “stuffed bags” for more than 200 new teachers in St. James, St. John and St. Charles parishes. The bags include an assortment of specialty items and gifts that are donated each year by chamber members and area businesses to support the ...read more
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Riverside Urgent Care Slashes Prices on School and Sports PhysicalsRiverside Urgent Care, located on Highway 51 in LaPlace, is slashing prices for physicals until September 30.  School and sports physicals will be offered for $35 on a walk-in basis.  Riverside Urgent Care provides walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries.  Conditions treated include:·         Ear and eye infections·         ...read more
Friday, August 14, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 13, 2015  Chamber hosts congressional “drive in” visit in River Region  Reserve, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce, with presenting sponsor Dow Chemical Company, hosted a congressional drive-in visit on August 11,2015 at the Port of South Louisiana Guest House. Local parish government and business leaders received updates on area issues and expressed concerns ...read more
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Thursday, August 06, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 5, 2015  River Region Chamber hosts U.S. Congressman Charles Boustany     LaPlace, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce and Dow Chemical Company welcomed U.S. Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA 3rd district) on August 4 for a “drive in” visit with local chamber members, politicians and business leaders. Congressman Boustany weighed in on various issues ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2015
Riverside Urgent Care Announces New Hours  (LaPlace, LA) – Beginning Saturday, August 1, 2015, Riverside Urgent Care located at 3317 Highway 51 in LaPlace will open at 9AM.  Treating patients age 6 months and older for minor injury and illness, the clinic is now open 7 days a week from 9AM-8PM. Riverside Urgent Care is a modern, state-of-the art facility providing walk-in care for minor illnesses ...read more
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Monday, July 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERIVER PARISHES WELCOME NEW URGENT CARE CENTERBELLE TERRE URGENT CARE TO OPEN IN LAPLACE SEPTEMBER 2015  LaPlace, Louisiana (July 2015) – WESTBANK URGENT CARE, the highest patient-volume urgent care on the Westbank, today announced they are expanding its facilities to a second location known as Belle Terre Urgent Care. The expansion allows for over 105,000 residents in both ...read more
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 July 17, 2015(flier attached to corresponding e-mail)Click Here for Flyer  ST. CHARLES PARISH RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PUBLIC OUTREACH  The St. Charles Parish Office of Public Information recently received two meritorious awards for audiovisual productions and graphic design from the National ...read more
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 15, 2015    River Region Chamber receives two $50,000 donations from diamond investors       LaPlace, La.— The Dow Chemical Company and Valero’s St. Charles Refinery have each contributed $50,000 to the River Region Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign. Both companies are recognized as diamond investors within the ...read more
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                            River Region Chamber hosts education awards luncheon  Garyville, La.— The River Region Chamber of Commerce and Marathon Petroleum Company LP, hosted an Education Awards Luncheon on June 18 for the St. John the Baptist Public School System. The event honored exemplary students, teachers and principals for their ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2015
Each year DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the United States – more than 6,900 total.  Each institution is graded on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score.  From the list of 6,998 banks, DepositAccounts.com recognizes those who have shown ...read more
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Thursday, July 02, 2015
Contact:     Quinn Landry                                                                                          For Immediate Release                  985-785-3608                                                                                          June 4, 2015                   quinn.landry@ochsner.org                                                                                       ...read more
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
For Immediate ReleaseContact Communications Department985-652-9569 or communications@sjbparish.comGovernor Jindal and First Bauxite CEO Alan Roughead Announce Proposed $200 Million Bauxite Processing Investment in LouisianaManufacturing facility in St. John the Baptist Parish would result in more than 200 new direct and indirect jobs; finished product to be used in the oil and gas drilling ...read more
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Monday, June 15, 2015
Economic Development and Quality of Life Issues Remain the Parish's Top Priority   Friday, June 12, 2015  ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - At Tuesday's council meeting, contracts addressing business outreach services and quality of life projects were approved as recommended by the Administration.  In an effort to continue outreach services to new and existing businesses, an agreement with EME ...read more
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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Cox and The Trust for Public Land Launch Louisiana’s2015 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program  Call for nominations; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits  Baton Rouge (June 1, 2015) — Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today launched Louisiana’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being ...read more
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Parish President Natalie Robottom, Administrative staff and Economic Development Committee Secretary Eliza Eugene  joined owners Bhavin, Bharat and Daxa Chauhan  for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 18, 2015 to celebrate the grand opening of Dunkin Donuts in LaPlace. The new store is located at 1334 Airline Hwy in LaPlace (Riverlands Shopping Center). ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2015
By taking responsible actions to ensure the sustainability of its operations and being committed to transparency in making company information publicly available, Entergy has achieved inclusion on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. It's the sixth time the company has been included on the list. Entergy is ranked 36, the highest rating for electric ...read more
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Friday, May 01, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - At last night's council meeting, over $3.6 million in construction contracts were approved for projects addressing historical flooding in Foxwood, recreation improvements, and economic development.  Based on the lowest bid, LA Contracting Enterprise, LLC was awarded the St. John Recreation Improvements project in the amount of ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
News from St. Charles Parish GovernmentContact: Renee Allemand SimpsonPublic Information Officer(985) 783-5183; (504) 491-9304 (cell); (985) 783-5023 (fax)rsimpson@stcharlesgov.netwww.stcharlesparish-la.gov    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   April 2, 2015  PARISH RELEASES ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON WASTEWATER MILLAGE RENEWAL, RECENT ...read more
Monday, March 16, 2015
St. James Parish Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Luce, St. John Parish Chief Administrative Officer Michael Coburn, and St. Charles Parish Superintendent Felicia Gomez-Walker presented the below propositions to the River Region Chamber Public Policy Committee on March 3, 2015. The River Region Chamber Board of Directors unanimously supports the following propositions.   St, James Parish School System ...read more
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The River Region Chamber of Commerce held a pre-session Legislators Forum on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Marathon Petroleum Company. Legislators in attendance were Senator Troy Brown, Senator Gary Smith, Representative Greg Miller and Representative Randal Gaines. Tommy Faucheux, Dow State Government Affairs Manager, moderated the discussion between the elected officials and business leaders ...read more
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Friday, February 06, 2015
 BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue has discovered a number of attempts to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 2014 filing season. LDR has reason to believe the fraudulent filings originated from data compromised through Intuit/Turbo Tax software. To our knowledge, all information in the State’s tax computer system remains secure and has not been compromised.  To date, ...read more
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Friday, December 19, 2014
Test Results Negative for Naegleria Fowleri Ameba in St. John Water System #1  Friday, December 19, 2014  St. John the Baptist Parish - This morning, the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed results from water samples taken earlier this month in Water District #1 have tested negative for the presence of Naegleria fowleri ameba. State health officials credit Parish compliance with ...read more
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
On behalf of the hundreds of volunteers who made the company's EITC promotion successful, Rod West, chief administrative officer for Entergy, accepted the award for Best Empowerment Program from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.   Entergy Helps Customers Receive $100 Million in Earned Income Tax CreditsInitiative Recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as Best Economic Empowerment ...read more
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Coburn Named Chief Administrative Assistant Tuesday, October 28, 2014  ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Parish President Natalie Robottom announced the appointment of Michael K. Coburn as the new Chief Administrative Assistant (CAA), effective October 28, 2014.      Coburn joined the Robottom Administration in June, 2014 as a Special Assistant to the Parish President - Public Safety with specific ...read more
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Combining Entergy’s Businesses Keeps Louisiana GrowingJoining two Louisiana utilities supports state economic development            BATON ROUGE, La. - Throughout Louisiana, business is booming. The state’s industrial renaissance has already resulted in commitments for more than $50 billion in new capital investment and more than 83,000 new direct and indirect jobs since 2008, according to ...read more
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Background: In late April, Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. notified the Louisiana Public Service Commission that they’d soon file a Business Combination Study Report. That report, filed in early June, contained a preliminary analysis of the potential combination of ELL and EGSL into a single electric public utility, operating in Louisiana. (Entergy New Orleans, ...read more
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Monday, October 13, 2014
 St. John the Baptist Parish - The 41st Annual Andouille Festival Poster was unveiled on Saturday, October 4 at the St. John Andouille Pageant.  The hand-painted print was created by Edgard native and artist Jamar Pierre to reflect the cultural importance of the festival, including famous Andouille dishes and expressions of nostalgic festival history. "The poster is colorful, vibrant and ...read more
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Friday, October 03, 2014
How Congress Came Together Over Flood Insurance ReformLaw360, New York (September 23, 2014, 4:17 PM ET) -- The one thing almost everyone in Washington can agree on is that, in the current political environment, it is nigh impossible to pass practically any legislation that's even slightly controversial. Legislation falls victim to partisan bickering, ideological squabbles, fiscal constraints and ...read more
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Thursday, April 03, 2014
PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Contact: Chassity McComack October 2, 2013                                                                                                (985) 359-9777                                                                                                                                 ...read more
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